Tag Archives: Shenandoah Valley

On The Eve of War: New Market, Virginia

The following excerpts are from Call Out The Cadets: The Battle of New Market (Emerging Civil War Series and take a look at a small crossroads village in the Shenandoah Valley before some of the local men volunteered to fight, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/19-10/25/20

It’s the anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, so let’s give the Shenandoah Valley a little highlight… Which Shenandoah Valley battle (any Civil War year) do you think was the most important? Why?

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Free ECW Podcast: Union Veterans & The Post-War Shenandoah Valley

How did northern Civil War veterans impact the Shenandoah Valley AFTER the war? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with Jonathan Noyalas, Jay Richardson, and Nikki Roland of Shenandoah University about their surprising research. Listen to the free podcast here!

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“Here is war, real war.”

On December 13, 1861, John H. Worsham, Co. F. of the 21st Virginia, saw one of his most startling examples of the impact of the Civil War on civilians. The regiment was marching down the Shenandoah Valley to join Stonewall … Continue reading

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Maine at War: January 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in January at his blog, Maine at War: January 1, 2020: Help erect the first Maine monument in the Shenandoah Valley. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is raising funds to erect … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Thinking of making a trip in the autumn season to see the fall colors in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley? Consider add a stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Located on a key portion of New … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/23-9/29/19

In your opinion, what was the most important battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley? Why?

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The Next Stonewall? Ewell and the Second Battle of Winchester, Part 2

Part 2 of 2. Part 1 is available here. General Robert Milroy had done little to endear himself to the pro-Southern civilian population in Winchester, Virginia. From curfews, loyalty oaths for food, soldiers quartered in private homes, sets of burdensome … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Trinity Episcopal Church

It was a rainy day in August 2016, and I needed to find somewhere with history to wait out the storm in Staunton, Virginia. Huddled under my umbrella, I studied the historic walking tour map and realized I was close … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Rockfish Gap

Driving on Virginia’s Interstate 64? You’ll cross Rockfish Gap to leave or enter the Shenandoah Valley and drive right through a place of history. Situated about 16 miles east of Staunton and just above Waynesboro, the gap offers a crossing … Continue reading

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